- a feudal vassal holding his lands under a direct grant from the king.
- a direct descendant of such a vassal or his equal in the nobility.
- a member of the House of Lords.
- barometric error,
- barometric pressure,
- baron of beef,
- baron, michel,
Origin of baron
Examples from the Web for barons
Here he celebrates the heyday of Birmingham's minor league team, the Barons.
From that day on and for the next ten years Rickwood and the Barons became the core of my life.
He was even a member of his own gang in high school—the Barons.
Then the news spread abroad, and bishops and barons gathered together.Normandy|G. E. Mitton
At the parliament of Oxford he and his brothers repudiated the new constitution prepared by the barons.
The royalists chased the barons down the steep lanes which connect the upper with the lower town.The History of England|T.F. Tout
The same consent of the barons in Parliament was to be needful ere the king could declare war or absent himself from the realm.History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)|John Richard Green
As early as 1075, the barons made themselves felt by the king—and by what a king!The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
Word Origin for baron
c.1200, from Old French baron (nominative ber) "baron, nobleman, military leader, warrior, virtuous man, lord, husband," probably from or related to Late Latin baro "man," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Frankish *baro "freeman, man;" merged in England with cognate Old English beorn "nobleman."